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Happy Limonene: Top 3 Key Knowledge Points for Limonene

Top 3 Key Knowledge Points for Limonene

Two natural limonenes

Limonene. It is the main component of the essential oil extracted from the citrus peel of the Rutaceae family, but it is not the main flavor of the citrus aroma.

Limonene has three isomers. Natural limonene has optical activity, namely L-limonene and D-limonene, while synthetic limonene has no optical activity and is racemic limonene.

The most common ones in aromatic organic chemistry are levorotatory and dextrorotatory.

D-Limonene

D-limonene is an orange flavor, the letter “D” of D-limonene, “D” is closed, more like an orange.

D-Limonene
D-Limonene

D-limonene has outstanding properties and has the effect of breaking down fat. It can be applied or taken orally to achieve the effect of slimming. Secondly, after taking an appropriate amount of essential oil with supercritical co2 extraction containing d-limonene, d-limonene will combine with the digestive enzymes secreted by the liver to achieve the effect of protecting the liver and nourishing the liver. D-limonene has been proven in clinical trials to effectively inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It can take away the nutrients that cancer cells grow and achieve the effect of “starving” cancer cells.

D-limonene has a very simple structure and is easily oxidized to p-cymene. (Therefore, citrus essential oils should not be stored for too long, and it is generally best to use them up within 5 years.)

L-limonene

L-limonene has a coniferous taste, and the pine needles are straight. Every stroke of “L” is like a pine needle, which is easier to remember.

L-Limonene
L-Limonene

D-limonene has outstanding properties and has the effect of breaking down fat. It can be applied or taken orally to achieve the effect of slimming. Secondly, after taking an appropriate amount of supercritical CO2 essential oil containing d-limonene, d-limonene will combine with the digestive enzymes secreted by the liver to achieve the effect of protecting the liver and nourishing the liver. D-limonene has been proven in clinical trials to effectively inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It can take away the nutrients that cancer cells grow and achieve the effect of “starving” cancer cells.

A major feature of limonene

One of the great features of limonene is that it can make people very happy, just think of Rutaceae.

Under this happy background, limonene can nourish the liver, and be antibacterial, and anticancer. This is its special expression in three aspects: invigorating qi, anti-infection and anti-inflammatory.

It is expressed in anti-infection and has a strong decontamination effect. For example, using limonene-containing essential oil to wipe the table is very clean. The addition of limonene to the facial cleanser has the effect of temporarily removing facial oil, so the face will be washed very white.

Three Plants Containing Limonene

Lemon

Lemon

Lemons contain a large proportion of limonene, so when you wash your face with lemon or apply facial cream, everyone feels that your face is white, but it is only a temporary decontamination effect, and lemon is not necessarily whitening.

fir

Fir

European fir both contain L-limonene.

European fir contains L-limonene, the tallest native plant in Europe, so it can resist claustrophobia.

Frankincense
Frankincense

Frankincense

Frankincense also contains limonene, but it smells rather strange, it is neither orange nor coniferous, because it contains both L-limonene and D-limonene, it is a mixture of the two flavors.

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